Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by David Henr » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 12:09:11


Are the days of wildcard switches long gone? You know, we'll scratch your
back and give your national player a wild card to our slam if you do the
same for our national player?

I searched for Andrwe Murray's name in the draw and didn't find it. But on
the home page of usopen.org, I see that his pic headlines the qualifying
tournament.

My question is: why wasn't Murray given direct access to the US Open?

It would make sense for the US Open and Wimbledon would reserve a wild card
each for the other nation's player. And if that were to be the case, Murray
certainly would already be in the draw.

I think it's a small travesty -- or at least will be should he not make the
main draw.

Disappointing.

Dave

 
 
 

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by Karen Wal » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 12:36:18

IIRC, Wimbledon & AO did switches this year.

 
 
 

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by Eric » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 12:37:35


Quote:
> Are the days of wildcard switches long gone? You know, we'll scratch your
> back and give your national player a wild card to our slam if you do the
> same for our national player?

> I searched for Andrwe Murray's name in the draw and didn't find it. But on
> the home page of usopen.org, I see that his pic headlines the qualifying
> tournament.

> My question is: why wasn't Murray given direct access to the US Open?

> It would make sense for the US Open and Wimbledon would reserve a wild
card
> each for the other nation's player. And if that were to be the case,
Murray
> certainly would already be in the draw.

> I think it's a small travesty -- or at least will be should he not make
the
> main draw.

> Disappointing.

> Dave

Yes, it seems a little surprising that a guy like Donald Young continues to
be given wildcards to a 1st round trashing, when Murray is clearly a more
deserving condidate.

 
 
 

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by Vari L. Cinick » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 13:09:30

Quote:

> Yes, it seems a little surprising that a guy like Donald Young continues to
> be given wildcards to a 1st round trashing, when Murray is clearly a more
> deserving condidate.

It was all over the BBC site (probably still is) when it became public.

He has won his first round of qualifying and has 2 rounds to go. He is
the 15th seed.

His final round may be against the younger Lapentti.

Cheers,

vc

 
 
 

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by David Henr » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 13:45:14



Quote:

>> Yes, it seems a little surprising that a guy like Donald Young continues
>> to
>> be given wildcards to a 1st round trashing, when Murray is clearly a more
>> deserving condidate.

> It was all over the BBC site (probably still is) when it became public.

> He has won his first round of qualifying and has 2 rounds to go. He is the
> 15th seed.

> His final round may be against the younger Lapentti.

> Cheers,

> vc

Then it sounds like Murray has winnable matches. Given his "endurance
problems" (; >), I hope it doesn't affect his main draw matches.

Dave

 
 
 

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by Hops » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 14:35:25


Quote:
> Are the days of wildcard switches long gone? You know, we'll scratch your
> back and give your national player a wild card to our slam if you do the
> same for our national player?

> I searched for Andrwe Murray's name in the draw and didn't find it. But on
> the home page of usopen.org, I see that his pic headlines the qualifying
> tournament.

> My question is: why wasn't Murray given direct access to the US Open?

> It would make sense for the US Open and Wimbledon would reserve a wild
> card each for the other nation's player. And if that were to be the case,
> Murray certainly would already be in the draw.

> I think it's a small travesty -- or at least will be should he not make
> the main draw.

AO and RG have had WC exchange for years.  Think that's it for GS exchanges.

Don't see why Murray should get special treatment, as opposed to other
promising juniors.

 
 
 

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by Pigima » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 18:26:25

Hops ha scritto:

Quote:
> Don't see why Murray should get special treatment, as opposed to other
> promising juniors.

didn't he win Us Open junior, last year?
 
 
 

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by cas dec » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 18:56:18

Quote:

> Hops ha scritto:

>> Don't see why Murray should get special treatment, as opposed to other
>> promising juniors.

> didn't he win Us Open junior, last year?

That's a good question. Wimbledon allows the previous year's junior
winners WC's into the main draw, IIRC. Don't the other Slams?
 
 
 

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Post by jo_tip.. » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 18:58:40

Quote:


> > Hops ha scritto:

> >> Don't see why Murray should get special treatment, as opposed to other
> >> promising juniors.

> > didn't he win Us Open junior, last year?

> That's a good question. Wimbledon allows the previous year's junior
> winners WC's into the main draw, IIRC. Don't the other Slams?

I don't think Wimbledon do that any more.  I remember they did for
Federer, but that was six years ago.
 
 
 

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by Sakari Lun » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 19:18:01

On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 21:09:11 -0600, "David Henry"

Quote:

>Are the days of wildcard switches long gone? You know, we'll scratch your
>back and give your national player a wild card to our slam if you do the
>same for our national player?

>I searched for Andrwe Murray's name in the draw and didn't find it. But on
>the home page of usopen.org, I see that his pic headlines the qualifying
>tournament.

>My question is: why wasn't Murray given direct access to the US Open?

>It would make sense for the US Open and Wimbledon would reserve a wild card
>each for the other nation's player. And if that were to be the case, Murray
>certainly would already be in the draw.

>I think it's a small travesty -- or at least will be should he not make the
>main draw.

AO and FO give a wildcard to one man and one woman for a player of the
other country. I don't know if other slams do that.

No reason to give WC to Murray just because we have a lot of British
people in r.s.t. who keep mentioning his every match here. Compared to
Djokovic, for example, who has had to go through qualifying all the
time.

 
 
 

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by Whispe » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 20:40:29

Quote:



>>Are the days of wildcard switches long gone? You know, we'll scratch your
>>back and give your national player a wild card to our slam if you do the
>>same for our national player?

>>I searched for Andrwe Murray's name in the draw and didn't find it. But on
>>the home page of usopen.org, I see that his pic headlines the qualifying
>>tournament.

>>My question is: why wasn't Murray given direct access to the US Open?

>>It would make sense for the US Open and Wimbledon would reserve a wild
>>card each for the other nation's player. And if that were to be the case,
>>Murray certainly would already be in the draw.

>>I think it's a small travesty -- or at least will be should he not make
>>the main draw.

> AO and RG have had WC exchange for years.  Think that's it for GS exchanges.

> Don't see why Murray should get special treatment, as opposed to other
> promising juniors.

His name gets mentioned a lot in rst for some reason - that should
entitle him to special treatment?
 
 
 

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by mimu » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 22:28:06

Quote:




>>>Are the days of wildcard switches long gone? You know, we'll scratch your
>>>back and give your national player a wild card to our slam if you do the
>>>same for our national player?

>>>I searched for Andrwe Murray's name in the draw and didn't find it. But on
>>>the home page of usopen.org, I see that his pic headlines the qualifying
>>>tournament.

>>>My question is: why wasn't Murray given direct access to the US Open?

>>>It would make sense for the US Open and Wimbledon would reserve a wild
>>>card each for the other nation's player. And if that were to be the case,
>>>Murray certainly would already be in the draw.

>>>I think it's a small travesty -- or at least will be should he not make
>>>the main draw.

>> AO and RG have had WC exchange for years.  Think that's it for GS exchanges.

>> Don't see why Murray should get special treatment, as opposed to other
>> promising juniors.

> His name gets mentioned a lot in rst for some reason - that should
> entitle him to special treatment?

Of course.  rst should get two wildcards for every Slam.

Still doesn't mean Murray would've necessarily gotten the rst guy- card.

--

!delete Subject "Sampras" "Best" "Worst" "Top" "Greatest"

 
 
 

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Post by Luke Crol » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 23:54:20

On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 21:09:11 -0600, "David Henry"

Quote:

>I think it's a small travesty -- or at least will be should he not make the
>main draw.

See what Matt Cronin has to say:
http://tennisreporters.net/scoop_indianwells_082405.html
 
 
 

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by bob » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 07:04:17


Quote:



>>>Are the days of wildcard switches long gone? You know, we'll scratch your
>>>back and give your national player a wild card to our slam if you do the
>>>same for our national player?

>>>I searched for Andrwe Murray's name in the draw and didn't find it. But
>>>on
>>>the home page of usopen.org, I see that his pic headlines the qualifying
>>>tournament.

>>>My question is: why wasn't Murray given direct access to the US Open?

>>>It would make sense for the US Open and Wimbledon would reserve a wild
>>>card each for the other nation's player. And if that were to be the case,
>>>Murray certainly would already be in the draw.

>>>I think it's a small travesty -- or at least will be should he not make
>>>the main draw.

>> AO and RG have had WC exchange for years.  Think that's it for GS
>> exchanges.

>> Don't see why Murray should get special treatment, as opposed to other
>> promising juniors.

> His name gets mentioned a lot in rst for some reason - that should entitle
> him to special treatment?

sean connery's going to kick somebody's arse over this..seriously, old sean
got into a dispute with a neighbor at his NYC apt last yr,  the older lady
neighbor said he was one rude s.o.b., filed a lawsuit maybe?

bob

 
 
 

Murray not in US Open draw...yet?

Post by bob » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 07:02:06


Quote:
> Are the days of wildcard switches long gone? You know, we'll scratch your
> back and give your national player a wild card to our slam if you do the
> same for our national player?

> I searched for Andrwe Murray's name in the draw and didn't find it. But on
> the home page of usopen.org, I see that his pic headlines the qualifying
> tournament.

> My question is: why wasn't Murray given direct access to the US Open?

it's all tony blair's fault.

bob